Tiberius Gracchus

Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (163/162–133 BC) was a Popularis Roman politician best known for his agrarian reform law entailing the transfer of land from the Roman state and wealthy landowners to poorer citizens. Against stiff opposition in the aristocratic Senate, this legislation was carried through during his term as tribune of the plebs in 133 BC. Fears of Tiberius's populist programme, as well as his uncompromising behavior, led to him being killed, along with many supporters, in a riot instigated by his senatorial enemies. A decade later his younger brother Gaius attempted similar legislation and suffered a similar fate.

Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus
Bornc. 163 BC
Died133 BC (aged probably 29)
Cause of deathBeaten with clubs
OccupationPolitician and soldier
Known forAttempted agrarian reforms
OfficeTribune of the plebs (133 BC)
Political partyPopulares
Children3 sons (died young)
Parent(s)Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and Cornelia
RelativesGaius Gracchus (brother)
Sempronia (sister)
Scipio Nasica Serapio (cousin)
Scipio Africanus (grandfather)
Military career
RankMilitary tribune and quaestor